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Did Pedro Almodóvar Sign On to Direct a Netflix Series? — Report

11 hours ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Pedro Almodóvar may have closed a deal to direct a television series for Netflix, Fotogramas reports. The project would be Almodóvar’s first experience directing a television series, though the filmmaker told Fotogramas he has previously been approached by several TV companies about projects for the small screen. No details about the project have been disclosed.

The news comes shortly after a short-lived controversy involving Almodovar and Netflix erupted at the Cannes Film Festival, where Almodovar presided over the jury. At the festival’s opening press conference, parts of a statement Almodovar gave in Spanish were lost in translation, leading some to believe that the filmmaker would not consider the two Netflix films (Noah Baumbach’s “The Meyerowitz Stories” and Bong Joon Ho’s “Okja”) for the Palme d’Or because they would not be screening in theaters in France.

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- Graham Winfrey

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TV Ratings: ‘Love Connection,’ ‘Beat Shazam’ Hand Fox First Thursday Win in a Year

8 hours ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The debuts of “Love Connection” and “Beat Shazam” claimed the top spots in the Thursday overnight ratings on Fox, according to Nielsen data.

Airing at 8 p.m., “Beat Shazam” with host Jamie Foxx opened to a 1.2 rating in adults 18-49 and 3.6 million viewers, beating its nearest timeslot competition–NBC’s “American Ninja Warrior Celebrity Special”–in the demo. “Love Connection” with host Andy Cohen aired at 9 with a 1.1 and 3.4 million, outdrawing NBC’s “Running Wild with Bear Grylls” in the demo. Although neither show could be said to have broken out in the ratings, they were still the top-rated shows of the night, airing against mostly repeats on the other broadcast networks.

The shows helped Fox claim its first Thursday night win since April 7 of last year, which was the series finale of “American Idol.”

On NBC, the “American Ninja Warrior Celebrity Special” drew a 1.1 and 4.2 million viewers. “Running Wild with Bear Grylls” (0.9, 4 million) followed. The »

- Joe Otterson

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The Top Five Comic Book Show Crossovers This Season

13 minutes ago | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

The Arrowverse is a pretty amazing place. It’s filled with awesome characters from DC Comics made into TV shows, and they get to play together in a universe specifically designed to connect their superhero abilities in some very spectacular story lines. Things that have beguiled fans of the Arrowverse are the mysterious plot twists promised and the excitement of how things will pan out when the gang gets together. Three top series dominate the shared universe. Arrow, The Flash, and Legends of Tomorrow each have their loyal fans. Each show recently completed its current season: Arrow finished Season 5 on

The Top Five Comic Book Show Crossovers This Season »

- Nat Berman

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Viacom’s Great Program Migration: Guide To Which Show Moved Where

24 minutes ago | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

As part of the big realignment of the Viacom cable networks announced by new CEO Bob Bakish early this year, with the channels divided into flagship and reinforcing and a mandate for closer cooperation, there has been a great deal of movement of shows from one network to another. Scripted series had been gravitating towards the soon-to-be launched Paramount Network (currently Spike), earmarked as Viacom’s flagship scripted channel, and Bet, also a flagship brand. So far… »

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